[splash-bawrd, -bohrd]
a board, guard, or screen to protect from splashing, as a dashboard of a vehicle or a guard placed over a wheel to intercept water, dirt, etc.
Nautical, washboard ( def 3 ).

1820–30; splash + board

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splashboard (ˈsplæʃˌbɔːd)
1.  a guard on a vehicle to protect people from splashing water, mud, etc
2.  nautical another word for washboard

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Tabletop water heaters may be furnished with a splashboard at the option of the manufacturer.
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